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# 11/1/2017 A box contains 2 red, 3 black and 4 blue balls. 3 balls are randomly drawn from the box.

## What is the probability that the balls are of different

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## A bag contains 5 white and 3 black balls, and two

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First consider the probability of drawing a red ball at the first draw, a black at the second
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2/7. many ways can we select 4 balls such that at least 2
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A box contains 2 red, 3 black and 4 blue balls. 3 balls
Let us assume that all balls are unique. are randomly drawn from the box. If two balls are
There are a total of 9 balls. found to be different, what is the p...

Total ways = 3 balls can be chosen in 9C3 ways = 9(6!3!) = 9*8*7/3*2*1 = 84 A bag contains 5 white and 3 black balls, and two
balls are drawn at random. What is the probability that
Favorable ways = 1 Red ball, 1 Black ball, and 1 Blue Ball = 2*3*4 = 24
both are of the different color?

## Consider a jar with 3 red balls, 7 purple balls, 2 green

13 Answers balls, and 4 blue balls. If two balls are drawn at
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Answered Jul 16 2015 A box contains 5 red, 4 white, 3 blue balls. with
replacement, Find the probability that out of 6 balls 3
2/7 are red, 2 are white, 1 is blue?

## A Box contains 2 white, 3black & 4 red balls. how

Let us assume that all balls are unique. many ways can 3 balls be drawn, if at least one black
ball is to be included in the draw?
There are a total of 9 balls.
Total ways = 3 balls can be chosen in 9C3 ways = 9!/(6!3!) = 9*8*7/3*2*1 = 84
Favorable ways = 1 Red ball, 1 Black ball, and 1 Blue Ball = 2*3*4 = 24

Required probability = Favorable ways / Total ways = 24/84 = 2/7

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## Probability = (favorable outcomes)/(total outcomes)

Here Total outcomes , that is total possible case to pick 3 balls are 9C3 = 84

Favorable Outcome= pick 1 red ball, 1 black ball and 1 blue ball.
= (2C1 * 3C1* 4C1)=24

Probability = 24 /84

Probability = 2/7

## Pushkar Ojha, favourite topic in higher secondary

To select 3 balls of different colors we have to select one ball of each color.

## and the number of ways of drawing 1 blue ball out of four = 4

The total number of selecting 3 balls from the box is 9C3 =84

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## Terry Moore, PhD in statistics

First consider the probability of drawing a red ball at the first draw, a black at the
second and a blue at the third. The first probability is 2/9, the second, conditional on
the first is 3/8 and the third conditional on the other two is 4/7. The product is
(2*3*4)/(9*8*7). It is easy to see that any other order is equally likely (the only
difference is the order of the factors in the numerator). So adding 6 equally likely
cases we obtain (6*2*3*4)/(9*8*7) = 2/7.

Alternatively you could just pluck the formula for the multivariate hypergeometric
distribution out of the aether.

Tanmay S. Pandit, 11th grader. Probability of getting a correct answer from me = 2/3.

## We've 2 red, 3 black & 4 blue balls thus 9 in total.

Ways of choosing 3 from 9 balls = 9C3 = 84.

Now, you can choose a red, a black and a blue ball in 2*3*4 = 24 ways.

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## Sayak Chowdhury, Scientist of ISRO

3 balls are chosen with each having different colour. It means 1 is black, 1 blue and 1
red.

So

## 1 red can be chosen from 2 in 2 ways.

So number of cases of choosing 3 balls at random where all of them are of different
Colors

or in other words

number of cases of choosing 3 balls at random where one is black, one blue and 1 red
is = 3*4*2=24

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## Suyash Dewangan, Math geek!

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*Layman explanation*

Let us define three simple events E r , E B andE b for selecting one red ball, one
black ball and one blue ball from the bag respectively.

## Number of way of selecting one blue ball = 4 C1 = 4 ways

Let us define another event E for selecting 3 balls randomly from the bag.

## Number of ways of selecting 3 balls from a total of (2+3+4 = 9 balls) =

9! 987
9
C3 = =
321
= 84 ways
3!6!

n(E) will form the sample space for the question. So, total number of outcomes n(S)
= n(E) = 84

Since we need exactly one red, one black and one blue ball in the output, let us define
another event E c . Clearly, the event E c represents the occurrence of simple events

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## math]E_{r}, \ E_{B} \ and \ E_{b}[/math] altogether at the same time. It is

important to note that these events are mutually independent, to say that occurrence
one event doesn't affect the occurrence of the other event.

E c = E r andE B andE b

n(E c ) = n(E r E B E b )

## n(E c ) = n(E r ) n(E B ) n(E b ) for independent events.

n(E c ) = 2 3 4 = 24

Probability of selecting all the three different colored balls = Probability of selecting 1
red, 1 black and 1 blue ball

n(Ec ) 24 2
= =
n(S) 84 7

I hope it helps!

## Theja Srinivas, Favourite subject

First of all we have 10 balls of which 2 are red, 3 are black and 4 are blue.
If we can think carefully, the question is given that, when 3 balls are drawn, the balls
are of different colors. There are 3 colors. So definitely one ball should be drawn from
each of the color.
So the number of ways of happening the above case is 4C1*3C1*2C1.
Let it be T(E).
The number of ways of drawing three balls from 9 balls is given as 9C3. Let this be
S(E).
Let the probability of happening the given condition be P(E).
Then according to definition of probability, we calculate it as,
P(E)=T(E)/S(E).
P(E)=4*3*2/9C3.
=24/84.
=2/7.
Thanks

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